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Homicides fall for first time in five years across UK despite London rise

Image copyright PA Media Image caption More than a third of all homicides in the UK in 2019 were as a result of a fatal stabbing The number of people killed across the UK fell in 2019 for the first time in five years, BBC research suggests. In total,...

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Trapstar: How a west London clothing brand went global

In 2008, three school friends from west London started making their own T-shirts and selling them at Portobello Market. Now Trapstar is a global fashion brand, worn by stars like Rhianna, Jay-Z and Stormzy. Trapstar takes its name from Trap music, a subgenre of rap that originated in the...

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Brentford Travelodge: Dozens evacuated from major fire in west London

Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption It is understood the fire broke out in a bin store More than 100 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a hotel in west London which has forced dozens of guests and staff to be evacuated. Crews from several fire...

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Ola: Ride-sharing firm to launch in London ‘within weeks’

Image copyright Ola Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has begun signing up drivers in London ahead of plans to launch services in the capital “in the coming weeks”. It comes days after rival Uber was denied a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures. Ola, which already...

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London couple accused over adopted son’s murder in India

Image caption Arti Dhir, pictured, and Kaval Raijada, deny arranging to have 11-year-old Gopal Sejani killed for an insurance pay-out in 2017 A couple living in London are facing calls to be extradited to India over allegations they arranged for the murder of their adopted son for profit. Arti...

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